Re: request for identification

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Fri Jun 11 2004 - 04:37:58 EDT

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    Reported to Tristan Cools:
    
    >(RA: 14h22m52.9s and DEC: 53deg48min37sec) on June 6 2004 at 
    >approximately 23h UT.  Direction ... was very roughly from 
    >East to West....  The two satellites were very close with the 
    >brightest satellite in front....  Position of observation not 
    >... far away from 4d22m E and 50d48m N.
    
    For what it's worth, I get these two, which are high-inclination
    but not retrograde, as at least remotely possible candidates, as
    NOVA 3 passed quite close to Cosmos 2352, both going south, at 
    about 22:54:00 on June 6 UTC, near the reported sky position:
    
    NOVA 3        
    1 15362U 84110A   04153.78191914 +.00000051 +00000-0 +10000-3 0 01525
    2 15362 089.9144 060.3232 0033910 036.0060 324.3348 13.22375443947732
    Cosmos 2352   
    1 25363U 98036A   04149.16476732  .00000020  00000-0  10000-3 0  6240
    2 25363  82.5912  73.9329 0350625 248.2214 108.1203 12.20046434265009
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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